What are we doing and why are we here? I never thought that I would write about this. I’m not sure why because it is nothing to be ashamed of. Nothing to be embarrassed of. It happens. Both of our children are tall! Of course, Charlie is just over 6 feet tall. Not really tall. Last spring when I realized that DD11 (then 10) seemed to be quickly gaining height, closing the gap on my 5 foot 6 inch frame, I was a little concerned. Not just because of the height but because of the entire picture. She is tall,… Read More
Dear Blog, I have neglected you today and maybe yesterday. What day is this? It has been a blur! We wanted snow, and we got it! I don’t know the official totals, but I think we have had just over a foot of snow since Wednesday morning. The kids and I have reacquainted ourselves with…the dreaded snow shovels. I have to say, though, that DS7 is quite the snow shoveler this year. He has improved so much this year! The two kids take off the top few inches, while I do the fine scraping. We were out several times on… Read More
So, we had a very anemic snow last week, but it was excellent packing snow. The kids and I went out and made a small snowman, a snow Mickey Mouse, and a snow Minnie Mouse. We didn’t get any of that nice snow that ended up in the East and had a rather brown Christmas, but we are expecting snow on Wednesday. We can’t wait!!!
As I sit here thinking about the remnants of presents under the tree, I wonder what I did wrong. The kids got what they asked for, at least most of it. Yet, there seemed to be some disappointment on their faces after the unwrapping was done. “Why,” I questioned, but no one could give me an answer. I think that I have that answer, though, based on an event that occurred two or three weeks before Christmas. On that day, we (all four of us) went to our local Walmart. Sitting at the entrance was a Salvation Army worker and… Read More
“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me!”
I love looking at the night sky and am thrilled that I now live in an area that is dark enough to see the stars from my back deck! I remember being less fortunate when the last lunar eclipse occurred. My daughter begged me to let her stay up and watch the eclipse. The problem was that we had to drive several miles out of town to see it, so we piled in the van, just the two of us, and had a “Mommy and daughter” viewing. It was such a wonderful experience that she still talks about. When my… Read More
Pour up your Dole Whip float or other beverage of choice, and let’s have some small (or Twitter) thoughts. I have been baking all day (yes, 8 hours worth) for Charlie’s work, so my brain is a little fried right now and can’t handle much more than a Twitter size conversation. Tweet #1: Baked sugar cookies and pumpkin muffins (DLR recipe). Dipped Oreos and Nutterbutters in chocolate. Made fudge. Done until Thursday. Tweet #2: Good AP rate at Paradise Pier Hotel in Feb. Made reservation for me and the kids. No hubby going. #AmICrazy?? Tweet #3: Love homeschooling on the… Read More
We all have traditions that we hold dear to our hearts. Whether it be for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or another holiday, we tend to create at least one tradition that carries over from year to year. Our family loves lights! We used to live in an area that had multiple areas of drive thru lights – miles of animated and lighted displays. Most of these displays had music, so we would bundle up and roll the car windows down. We loved doing this every year! Last night, after everyone had their PJs on, my DS7 comes to me and says,… Read More